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Compatible?: i5-2500 Sandy Bridge

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March 25, 2011 12:47:52 AM

Hello, I was wondering if someone could survey this build to check if it's compatible or not.

CPU
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard
ASUS P8P67 LE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU
COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-500-PCAR-A3-US 500W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU
XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD Burner
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mainly using it for PS CS5 and a bit of gaming. Possibly will use it occasionally for 3D modelling and/or video editing, but isn't a priority.

I will NOT be OC'ing at all, so no need to upgrade to the K version of the CPU, and I would assume that I also don't need an aftermarket cooler?

If there's anything wrong, or there is something else that could fit better, please point it out. The case and CPU are a must, so please, if you are going to change anything around, keep those and it's a budget of ~$900. Everything listed is only what I need, so no mouse, keyboard, etc.

Thank you!
March 26, 2011 12:32:45 PM

Hello SequeI;


Everything is compatible and would work together nicely.

What monitor resolution are you using?

The stock CPU cooler is fine if you're not planning to overclock.

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Burner $23 & free shipping the free shipping will save you a few bucks over the $19 & $7 shipping burner you have listed.

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March 26, 2011 6:00:46 PM

Thank you for the input, I'll take that PSU change under consideration. However, the small money saves on shipping isn't very important, I'm buying all these at once, so it's only like $15 for all of it.
March 26, 2011 6:23:55 PM

More important than the shipping savings or the rebate - it's a better PSU.
April 13, 2011 9:27:43 PM

I've decided to mimic this build with the exception of the GPU and I have a question.

If I got the ASUS 5850 seen here, do you guys think would I be able to get by with that CORSAIR CX500 Builder Series that was mentioned by WR2 above or would I need to go up to the CX600 to be on the safe side?

Both are the same price and I'm sure some may think it's a stupid question, but I haven't built a machine or even upgraded one in 10+ years, so my product knowledge is a bit horrid nowadays.

Thanks for any replies and apologies for the thread jack
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